The eye primer is the secret to perfect eye make-up. Find out how to use this make up product to get the best result!

Eye makeup is a key component of perfect makeup. The gaze is one of the first weapons of seduction, a way to convey one’s femininity and convey emotions to those who are looking at us. Today we will learn how to make up the eyes starting from the base, going to discover the secrets of a product used for the eye contour, a product capable of making the final effect of the make-up more lasting and perfect. We are talking about the eye primer, a cosmetic capable of transforming the look by giving it greater brightness and greater charm.

The eye contour is one of the most delicate and sensitive areas of the face. In this point the skin is particularly thin and is often subject to numerous aggressions.

It is therefore important to choose a product that does not damage the face and that helps us create flawless make-up.

Be careful not to confuse the eye primer with the face primer. The eye product is more specific and is ideal for improving the tightness of eye products and color intensity. There are different types of eye primers, the compact one, the solid one, the transparent primer, the opaque one, the primer with the driest texture for oily skin, or the more moisturizing one for dry skin. How to choose the one that suits you best? Let’s find out together!

How the eye primer works

A secret that make-up artists have kept for a long time: what is the eye primer for? Soon said: this cosmetic hides dark circles, various imperfections and annoying crow’s feet. Just like a concealer, immediately after using it, your face will take on a very pleasant appearance.

Its main function is to make the eye shadows adhere to the eyelid, favoring their drafting and fixing. The eye primer makes your eyeshadow last longer, even up to a full day without smudging.

A high quality eye primer, like those from Mia Cosmetics, have a very light texture, managing to combine smoothing and moisturizing action. They fix the eyeshadow colors well, preserving their intensity.

The eye primers work like real beauty treatments, capable of illuminating tired skin, giving an anti-aging effect to more mature skin.

How to choose the eye primer

Let’s orient ourselves in the variegated world of eye primers.

Eye stick primers have a hard consistency and should be applied gently because they create too much thickness on the skin and tend to form cracks once dry.

The compact primers resemble classic foundations, while the cream primers can be applied either with your hands or with a brush, they give a more uniform effect, are suitable for any type of skin and are also recommended for those who use them for the first time .

To hide dark circles or particularly conspicuous veins on the eyelid, it is best to purchase an opaque, slightly tinted eye primer.

Let’s not forget to check the ingredients. Primers with silicones are applied very easily, fill wrinkles and skin folds, give greater intensity to the color and prolong the duration of the make-up, forming an almost impenetrable shield. However, they are products that are not particularly good for the skin, since they prevent the skin from breathing properly, and should only be applied on special occasions.

Choosing Mia Makeup eye primers means choosing products free of silicones, parabens, phthalates and other substances that could cause allergies or problems for sensitive skin and the most delicate eyes. Natural and organic ingredients that do not stress the skin in any way.

Among the active ingredients of an eye primer there are natural substances that activate microcirculation and promote the anti-dark circles effect. Chamomile extract, for example, deflates the eyes, particularly worn out by daily stress. Olive oil is emollient, while pomegranate extract is a powerful antioxidant that elasticises the skin, preventing aging. Apricot oil is nourishing and regenerating, while avocado oil deeply nourishes the skin. Pay attention, therefore, to the INCI label, International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredient, which shows the ingredients present in a cosmetic product.

For those not afraid to dare, there are tinted eye primers that perfectly hide any blemishes on the eyelid without the need to add further bad up.

To choose the perfect shade of eye primer, the advice is as follows: orient yourself for a lighter shade than the natural color of the skin.

How to apply the eye primer

With perfectly clean hands, dose the right amount of primer. A small drop is enough, to be tapped with the fingertip on the mobile eyelid, after the cream, foundation, concealer and powder have dried perfectly. For a better effect, the primer should also be applied to the lacrimal area and the lower part of the eye.

This procedure should only be carried out after the moisturizer, foundation and powder are perfectly dry. If you use a powder base, avoid the eye area: the mix with the eye primer could cause annoying lumps. With light movements proceed to spread the primer on the eyelid.

When you have particularly dry skin, the primer can excessively dehydrate the area around the eyes. How to make up for it? Always use a cream eye contour first and let it absorb.

In the case of oily skin, when excess sebum is produced between the folds of the eye, a primer is needed to keep the make-up intact for hours.

In summary: when is eye primer used?

  • To even out the complexion of the eyelid, especially when using light eyeshadows;
  • To make the eyelid less oily so that the products applied do not end up in the folds;
  • To create a base that makes the eyeshadow adhere better to make it last longer.

Ready to conquer everyone at first sight? Apply the right eye primer and have fun blending the eyeshadows for an original and unique make-up!